Who is Dorinda Medley’s daughter Hannah Lynch?

Dorinda Medley brought the nice and spicy to The Real Housewives of New York when she joined the cast in Season 7. But the entrepreneur’s attitude took a turn for the worse during Season 12, and Bravo decided to put her reality TV career on hiatus.

“I’m not upset about it anymore,” Medley said in an August 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I was sad about it at first, but I personally didn’t quite get it.” The exit meant viewers also lost access to her window into the life of Medley’s adult daughter, Hannah Lynch. While Lynch has appeared in over a dozen episodes of “RHONY” over the years, she doesn’t show up like her mother. At the time of writing, her Instagram is private, but there are hints of her special bond with her mother on Medley’s page. There, fans can watch as the two women crackle in the kitchen as they prepare a salad using a questionable metering system. “I love being with my mother. She’s my best friend,” Lynch told The Daily Dish.

Medley’s relationship with her daughter has shaped her life in some ways. According to the former “RHONY” star, Lynch kept her in her NYC apartment for two decades. “Hannah lives alone now, and she said to me the other day, ‘Mom, why are you all the way up here?'” Medley told People in February 2022. Before Medley gave up her digs, she and her daughter were working on a big project together .

How Hannah Lynch’s literary skills came in handy

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Hannah Lynch was born in London, where Dorinda Medley and her first husband, Ralph Lynch, lived after their marriage. The couple eventually divorced, and Medley settled in NYC with her daughter, Saratoga Living. Medley worked in fashion and real estate before Bravo invited her to join his reality TV family, and her brief hiatus from the network provided an opportunity to pursue another potentially lucrative endeavor: writing her memoir, Make It Nice. . This is where Hannah Lynch’s expertise came into play.

“Hannah helped me edit it because Hannah is an incredible writer,” Medley told The Daily Dish. Hannah attended Columbia University and spoke to The Daily Dish in 2016 about her goal of becoming a published author. “I’m an essayist. It’s very Nora Ephron-y, David Sedaris,” she said. “But I’ve come to realize that I’ve experienced a lot in my life and growing up in an environment, especially with my mother, where I’ve seen a lot, experienced a lot, I’ve got a hell of a voice.” Although she witnessed a lifelong drama, Hannah said her writing has a comedic edge.

Not only did Hannah learn a lot about her mother by editing her book, but she also gained valuable experience in an area that seems more suited to her personality than a reality TV career. “Hannah was never really a big part of the show,” Medley told The Daily Dish. “She doesn’t like the limelight.”

Hannah Lynch is looking forward to living with her mother again

Hannah Lynch is so shy that she turned down a career opportunity other daughters of Real Housewives actors have jumped on: modeling. “She was approached by IMG because they’re scouting people at Columbia [University]’ Dorinda Medley told Fashionista in 2017.

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Lynch’s uneasiness about her mother’s high-profile lifestyle didn’t stop her from living with the “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” star for years after Dorinda’s second husband, Richard Medley, died in 2011. Lynch also had to endure her disapproval of her mother’s boyfriend, John Mahdessian, turned into a “RHONY” storyline. Dorinda addressed the situation in a Bravo blog post, writing, “Let me be very clear and get straight to the point: Hannah will always be first.”

Dorinda loves her daughter so much, she even lets her get away with stealing handbags from her closet, per Fashionista. The two women have similar tastes when it comes to clothing and accessories, and if Lynch grants her wish, they’ll be sharing closet space again long after the Bravo cameras are believed to be long gone. Dorinda told The Daily Dish that Lynch would like them to live together at her famous Berkshire estate, Blue Stone Manor, during their golden years. “She says I’ll take care of you and you can stay up here. I said, ‘Oh, that’s nice of you,'” Dorinda recalled.